2015 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
Walker Bay, South Africa

This wonderful Chardonnay often puts to mind wet river rocks on a hot afternoon, fresh roasted hazelnuts, and pie dough out of the oven, all balanced by a beam of acidity. Lovely and ageable.

94 WS

2015 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay


as part of a mixed case.

Sorry, sold out. Next vintage ETA February.

Winemaker's Notes
"A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. A prominent core of intense pear fruit aromas and flavours is brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of natural acid and a dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage."

Technical Notes
"100% Barrel fermented. Aged 8.5 months in 100% 228 litre French oak barrels, 33% 1st Fill, 32% 2nd Fill, 35% 3rd Fill. Acid 7 g/L; p.H. 3.12; Residual Sugar 2.97 g/L. 13% alc."
Wine Spectator
"94 pts ... Rippling with tension, featuring Jonagold apple, white peach, mirabelle plum and honeysuckle notes coiled at the core. Citrus oil-mineral-edged finish. Best from 2017 through 2022."